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Watering Hole Attack

Watering Hole Attack

A security exploit where the attacker infects websites that are frequently visited by members of the group being attacked, with a goal of infecting a ...

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Web Content Filtering Software

Web Content Filtering Software

A program that prevents access to undesirable Web sites, typically by comparing a requested Web site address to a list of known bad Web sites.  See NIST ...

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Web Portal

Web Portal

Provides a single point of entry into the SOA for requester entities, enabling them to access Web services transparently from any device at virtually any ...

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Web Server

Web Server

A computer that provides World Wide Web (WWW) services on the Internet. It includes the hardware, operating system, Web server software, and Web site content ...

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Web Service

Web Service

A software component or system designed to support interoperable machine- or application- oriented interaction over a network. A Web service has an interface described in ...

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Whitelisting

Whitelisting

A list of discrete entities, such as hosts or applications that are known to be benign and are approved for use within an organization and/or ...

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Wifi

Wifi

A generic term that refers to a wireless local area network that observes the IEEE 802.11 protocol. See NISTIR 7250  and NISTIR 7387 under Wireless Fidelity for more information. 

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Whaling

Whaling

Whaling is a form of spear phishing that attempts to target high-level executives. Las Vegas casinos refer to the big spenders as whales, and casino ...

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